Drug Discovery, Design, and Delivery Research Group

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Medicine For the Future

The Drug Discovery, Design and Delivery Research Group builds upon expertise within the School of Pharmacy and the College of Science as a whole. Our work covers pre-clinical aspects of the drug discovery and development pipeline from the identification of novel drug targets, the design of new and improved drugs and antibiotics, to the development of improved methods of delivery.

Our aims are to:

- Identify new drug targets

- Design and discover new drugs

- Develop innovative approaches for drug delivery

Our multidisciplinary group includes organic chemists, structural biologists, pharmacologists, and pharmaceutical scientists who work collaboratively to utilise state of the art technologies and methodologies. We have strong links with the pharmaceutical industry and an important presence in the Lincoln Institute of Health (LIH). Our academic researchers also collaborate with the University of Lincoln's Antimicrobial Research Group, CaHRU, the National Centre for Food Manufacturing, and the Schools of Engineering, Chemistry, and Life Sciences.

Group Members 

Research Staff Title
Professor Nick Blagden Professor of Pharmaceutics – Physical Pharmaceutics, Crystallisation and Crystal Engineering
Professor Terence Herbert Professor of Cellular and Molecular Biology- Diabetes, beta cell biology, cell signalling, pharmacology, gene expression
Dr Taghread Hudaib Senior Lecturer in Pharmacognosy/Phytochemical bioactivity - Natural anti-ageing, antimicrobial, and contraceptive bio-activity of plant extracts
Dr Lorna Lancaster Senior Lecturer – Alternative Antibiotics and Vaccines
Dr Richard Ngomba Senior Lecturer – Pharmacology and Therapeutics; Neuroscience; Pharmacy Practice
Dr Emma Wright Senior Lecturer – Biomaterials, Materials science, Materials characterisation, Rheology, Polymers, Wound Healing, Drug delivery
Dr Christy Hunter  Associate Professor in Pharmaceutics
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Postgraduate Opportunities

If you are an aspiring postgraduate student for the School of Pharmacy and have a keen interest in one of the fields outlined above, please email our postgraduate tutor, Dr Emma Wright, using the button below.

Email Dr Emma Wright